Lightmap releases HDR Light Studio - Xenon

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Today, Lightmap announces the immediate availability of HDR Light Studio - Xenon Drop 1.

This new HDR Light Studio release includes new features for Blender, Octane Render Standalone and 3ds Max/V-Ray 5 users. This release also lays the foundation for improving the performance of all our connections, with the development of a new faster API.

New Blender Connection

We are proud to release our new Blender Connection. This brand new connection is the big new feature in our Xenon Drop 1 release. This Blender Add-on is a free addition for existing Indie, Pro and Automotive customers with active Subscriptions or Maintenance. Visit our Blender Connection web page for more details.


We have developed a new TCP/IP based API (Application Programming Interface) for HDR Light Studio. This new API is significantly faster, providing a far more responsive lighting experience for the 3D artist.

The first connections to use the new API are the new Blender Connection and the Octane Render Standalone Connection. We are aiming to port other connections to use the new API, where applicable, in future connection updates.

Octane Standalone Connection

This connection has been updated to use the new TCP/IP based API in HDR Light Studio.

3ds Max Connection

Support for V-Ray 5 added.
Fix added to deal with username paths with non ASCII characters.

Release Notes and Compatibitily

Release notes can be found here for HDR Light Studio - Xenon.

Here is the updated Connections Features and Compatibility Chart PDF.


Customers with active Subscriptions or Maintenance for HDR Light Studio can download and install the new HDR Light Studio - Xenon release today. The Blender Connection is a free addition for HDR Light Studio customers with active Subscriptions or Maintenance.

If your Maintenance has expired there is a MAINTENANCE SALE until 30th September 2020. A 25% discount on maintenance is automatically applied to your basket at checkout. Renew your maintenance here.

HDR Light Studio - Xenon and the new Blender Connection are available to try and buy today.